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Final Reports
Response CITY OF DALY CITY
RESPONSE TO BICYCLE SAFETY IN SAN MATEO COUNTY
GRAND JURY REPORT

July 28, 2003

Hon. Beth Labson Freeman
Judge of the Superior Court
Hall of Justice
400 County Center; 2nd Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063-1655

Dear Judge Freeman:

Thank you for the opportunity to review and comment on the findings of the Grand Jury related to Bicycle Safety in San Mateo County. It is very obvious that the Grand Jury extensively studied this issue carefully. The City of Daly City supports the Grand Jury’s efforts. Our responses to each of the Grand Jury’s recommendations and the steps that will be taken to implement the suggestions where appropriate are as follows:

Recommendation 1.

Within one year, San Mateo County and every city without a long-term strategic bicycle safety and transportation plan should develop one that includes:

the priorities set forth in the San Mateo County Comprehensive Bicycle Route Plan.
a bicycle advisory committee.
at least one city employee whose job responsibilities involve bicycle transportation and safety issues.
d. coordination of roadway construction projects with neighboring cities.

Response to Recommendation 1.

a. The Comprehensive Bicycle Route Plan for San Mateo County that was adopted by C/CAG in October 2000 will be incorporated in the Bicycle Masterplan of the City of Daly City within the next six months.
The City of Daly City has a Bicycle/Pedestrian advisory committee comprised of community volunteers including bicycle enthusiasts.
The City of Daly City’s Public Works Director is designated as the contact for all matters relating to bicycle transportation and safety issues.
d. The City of Daly City currently works with its neighboring jurisdictions to coordinate roadway construction projects. Projects that increase capacity must also undergo an environmental clearance that includes review of the project by all impacted jurisdictions. The City of Daly City will ensure that neighboring jurisdictions are notified of any bicycle projects under considerations.


Recommendation 2.

The county and cities should seek grant funding to support bicycle projects and programs in their communities.

Response to Recommendation 2.

The City of Daly City has and will continue to actively seek grant funding for bicycle projects and programs to benefit our community. Priority will be given to seeking funds to implement projects that have been identified as high priority in the San Mateo County Comprehensive Bicycle Route Plan.

Recommendation 3.

C/CAG should increase its efforts to address bicycle issues within the cities by:

developing a community outreach program for bicyclists that includes the distribution of designated bicycle route maps and safety tips, and provision of free maps to local bicycle shops and the non-profit bicycle organizations.
incorporating in its Congestion Management Plan the requirement that consideration must be given to bicycle safety during new construction and roadway improvement projects.

Response to Recommendation 3.

This recommendation is being addressed directly by C/CAG.

Recommendation 4.

C/CAG should prioritize and fund projects that demonstrate inter city coordination of bicycle projects, e.g., bicycle lanes and paths.

Response to Recommendation 4.

This recommendation is being addressed directly by C/CAG.

Sincerely,


John C. Martin
City Manager


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